Be strong and let your heart take courage,
all you who wait for and hope for and expect
If you think waiting on God is a walk in the
park think again……
If you have really waited on God you will
know the truth. It’s a fight to wait.
Psalm 31 captures it perfectly.
Waiting is not for the faint of heart.
The word says take courage!
There have been things I have been waiting
on God for. I have been waiting for months
and years! It’s been such a test. But do I regret
the wait? Not on your life. The waiting was needed.
It played an important part in my growth as a son
of God and it still does…..!
You see, waiting reveals where you are really
at with God. It reveals your heart.
The Israelites saw that they were in trouble.
They felt trapped. They ran away to hide in
caves and cracks in the rock. They hid among
the rocks, in wells, and in other holes in the
Some Hebrews even went across the Jordan
river to the land of Gad and Gilead. Saul was
still at Gilgal. All the men in his army were
shaking in fear.
Samuel said he would meet Saul at Gilgal.
Saul waited there seven days. But Samuel
had not yet come to Gilgal, and the soilders
began to leave Saul. So Saul said, “Bring
me the burnt offerings and the fellowship
offerings.” Then Saul offered the burnt
As soon as Saul finished offering that sacrifice,
Samuel arrived. Saul went out to meet him.
Samuel asked, “What have you done?”
1 Samuel 13:6-11
There is such an important lesson in this story.
Waiting is its own kind of fire. The offering of the
burnt offering was reserved for the priest but
Saul even though was king did it.
God has a reason for making us wait and even
though we don’t understand we must wait. I
have been waiting for a long time for a lot
of things. It has been hard I must admit but I
see it’s what I must do.
God is in control even though it’s hard to see
If you are waiting for God, be strong. It takes a
strong person to wait on the Lord.
Let your heart take courage. The enemy wants us
to panic and take matters in our own hands.
Waiting is one of the greatest acts of trust we can
perform to God.
Impatience shows God our lack of trust in Him.
God’s promise to you may take weeks, months or
years but wait!! He can be trusted…….
He is working in the waiting! Some of His most
important work happens in the waiting so don’t
Don’t lose heart….
You are on His heart….
He has not forgotten about you…..
He is true to His word…..